Pamela Johnson

Pamela Johnson is an associate professor in the James Madison University School of Theatre and Dance where she has been a resident costume designer and teacher since the program’s founding. In addition to the hundreds of productions in theatre and dance for which she has designed costumes, she has also designed scenery and lighting, and has directed, both on the JMU main stage and in the resident summer children’s theatre program. While her primary course offerings and specializations are costume and design related, she is especially interested in productions and projects which engage her dual degrees, theatre and art, and which nurture her love of history. Pam recently received a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Meritorious Achievement Award for teaching, and the KCACTF national costume design fellowship for the Kennedy Center Summer Design Intensive. Her freelance work has included the original designs for Ohio’s historical outdoor dramas, Tecumseh and Blue Jacket. This season is Pam’s first as a guest designer with S2, about which she says: “The combination of the play, the 18th century, and the opportunity to work with a favorite former student (Artistic Director Jim Warren) made this impossible to pass up.”